Deadline for Nibezun

For: Nibezun
Passadumkeag, ME
Organizer: Shiwa Noh
Deadline for Nibezun (Nibezun)
$106,886
of $94,000 goal.
Raised by 180 donors
100% Complete

The Story

Nibezun is an indigenous led, and culturally all-inclusive Healing Center that is engaged in the healing process of the next Seven Generations.  Our multicultural community that constitutes Nibezun is actively engaged in ceremony, outreach, community support, and cultural preservation; and we are at a crucial time in our fundraising goals to keep these lands in the hands of its original stewards.    

This property is on ancient land of the Wabanaki People.  It has been used for ceremonies, burials, hunting and provides access to a historic settlement called Olamon Island.  We were able to finance and close on the property on October 24th, 2016 with loans totaling $650,000 provided by The Conservation Fund and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.  However, in our plan towards securing these lands, we have several small deadlines, the first and most imminent amount of $150,000 is October 24 st, 2017.    We need all of your help staying open! Please Share with all those who feel strongly in their hearts the need to preserve indigenous lands, and maintain access to healing the collective wounds of the peoples of Turtle Island.    

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Our mission:  'To preserve, protect and promote the traditional wisdom and culture of the five tribal nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy for the benefit of all People.'

We recognize the trauma of the people in the previous Generations and we are beginning the important work of healing through our unique Seven Seeds model, which includes working with the mind, body, soul, earth, our culture, healing socially, and the original medicine, the water. Our name, Nibezun, means ‘medicine’ and is derived from the root word Nibi, meaning water, our first medicine.    


Recent Events: 

Nibezun has hosted many events such as the Burnurburskek Language Immersion camp, Wabanaki Youth, WaYS program, Dartmouth Medical School Rural Pathways. Most recently we hosted the Healing Turtle Island Ceremony  July 14-17, and a Yoga and Healing Retreat. People from all corners of the earth have travelled to, and been moved by the energy at Nibezun including, New Zealand, Africa, Hawai’i, Australia, South America, Korea and all over Turtle Island.    Woliwoni to all participants in our ceremonies and all your prayers.  We hope to see you again.    

For more of our information please see our website: www.nibezun.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nibezun

Donations will be sent to Nibezun.org bank account. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 11, 2017

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Posted on October 11, 2017

Woli Spasowiw! (Good Morning!)We, Nibezun, would like to send a heartfelt Woliwani (Thank you) to all of our donors.  All of you have helped us in working towards achieving our goal of acquiring the land in Passadumkeag.  We just added off-line donations to acknowledge the support we have been receiving over the past couple of weeks.  We have come so far and we are getting really close to our goal!  It's such humbling experience for us!  Woliwani!  WE are so grateful for all of your support!  It reminds me of the teachings of Wli-mskihkwal (sweetgrass), when the grass is only one or two strands it will easily break and burn, but when they are braided together in large bundles it becomes much stronger and burns slow.  Nice to honor its spirit in that way!  So Woliwani (thank you) for being a part of the Wli-mskihkwal(sweetgrass) of Nibezun!!


Posted on September 28, 2017

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Posted on September 28, 2017

This is a picture of a turtle mother coming to Nibezun and raying her eggs, a day after the ceremony in 2016.  Turtles medicine has been coming to us steadily.  We are grateful for them, where we are at, on Turtle Island.  Thank you so much for all your support for Nibezun!!  We are so grateful for your generosity and believing in this vision.

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